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  • 09/15/19--10:10: Guest House
  • Wheeling, West Virginia.
    Waddington Farms was the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl W. Oglebay. Today the farm is one of the finest municipal parks in the country — Oglebay Park. The map above is from a plan created for Mr. Oglebay in 1909 for the . . .

    (Notable Buildings • Parks & Recreational Areas) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/15/19--11:54: Drilling Completed, 1940
  • Kilgore, Texas.
    Derricks topped 1,100 producing wells within Kilgore's city limits. At the back door of these businesses that face Kilgore Street, the photo shows 24 that stood in the world's richest acre – the greatest concentration of . . .

    (Exploration • Natural Resources • Notable Places) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/15/19--11:54: Removal
  • Kilgore, Texas.
    The invention of mobile workover rigs made standing derricks obsolete. Photographed in 1969 only one well was not cleared. Kilgore Historical Preservation Foundation was founded in 1987 to restore the famous skyline. Today, . . .

    (Notable Places) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/15/19--13:02: Watery Graveyard
  • St. Ignace, Michigan.
    The Great Lakes have swallowed up over 10,000 ships since the first trading ship was lost in 1679. Storm waves on the lakes are sharper than the roll and swell of ocean waves; a ship may not recover before being struck by . . .

    (Parks & Recreational Areas • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/15/19--13:28: RMS Lusitania Lifeboat Davit
  • , Ireland.
    A VERY SPECIAL AND PERSONAL REQUEST August 2017 Kilkeel, Newry, Co Down Dear Mr Hannaway, I am writing this letter to you personally, in the hope that the matter in question can be dealt with promptly and a satisfactory . . .

    (Disasters • Man-Made Features • War, World I • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Mexico.
    1847 – 8 de septiembre. – 1925 En este lugar ofrendaron su vida por la patria defendiendo su soberanía contra el invasor. Los CC..- Gral. de Div. Antonio León. Gral. Corl. Lucas Balderas; Corls Gregorio Gelati, Juan Aguayo; . . .

    (War, Mexican-American) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/15/19--14:59: Lusitania Memorial Garden
  • , Ireland.
    Lusitania Memorial Garden officially opened by Minister Simon Coveney T.D. in the presence of Cllr. Séamus McGrath Mayor of County Cork. 7th May 2017 [Excerpts from the circular bas relief memorial] On Friday May 7th . . .

    (Disasters • Man-Made Features • War, World I • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 16 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/15/19--15:01: The Santa Fe Aqueduct
  • , Mexico.
    Acueducto "Santa Fe” Data del siglo XVI, construido por disposición del Virrey Martín Enríquez Almanza, para abastecer agua desde Santa Fe hasta Chapultepec, fue considerada una importante obra de ingeniería hidráulica . . .

    (Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Canastota, New York.
    Industrial Growth (marker front panel) The Erie Canal encouraged settlers to establish farms and helped small upstate towns become economically viable. Plants and mills built near the canal to process farm produce . . .

    (Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 7 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/15/19--16:27: Old Mill Slip
  • St. Ignace, Michigan.
    Michigan's huge, untouched forests once seemed inexhaustible. Virgin White Pine often were over 5 feet in diameter and 200 feet tall. The lumber era boomed in Michigan between 1880 and 1900. Giant trees were cut in winter . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/15/19--16:54: Reuben Perkins
  • Canastota, New York.
    Reuben Perkins, born on November 5th, 1763, came from a family of the earliest settlers of New England. Perkins was a veteran of the Revolutionary War and had served in the battles at Plattsburg, Saratoga, and Stony Point. . . .

    (Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/15/19--16:59: Soul Men
  • Shreveport, Louisiana.
    In October of 1923, construction began on a 2,500 seat opera house and movie theater that would become known as The Strand. It was funded by the Saenger Brothers and the Ehrlich Brothers who went on to own 320 theaters . . .

    (Entertainment) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/15/19--17:02: Kilbrittain Castle
  • , Ireland.
    Kilbrittain Castle is the oldest inhabited castle in Ireland. The Castle is said to date from 1035 where the original fortress was thought to have been built by Mahon, grandson of Brian Boru. It has been occupied by Irish . . .

    (Colonial Era • Forts, Castles • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/15/19--17:03: Fort de Buade
  • St. Ignace, Michigan.
    This fort was built by the French near here within a decade after Marquette had established his mission in 1671. Its name was that of the family of Frontenac, the French Governor for North America. Until Detroit was founded . . .

    (Colonial Era • Forts, Castles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/15/19--17:30: "The People"
  • near Hagerman, Idaho.
    The canyon before you was once traversed by Native Americans making their way from camps on the bluffs where they prepared grass seeds for flour. At the Snake River's Salmon Falls, about one-half mile behind you, they fished . . .

    (Native Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/15/19--17:46: The Great Westward Migration
  • near Hagerman, Idaho.
    Never in history had so many moved voluntarily over such a distance. Look at the wagon wheel ruts in front of you. During the Great Western Migration more than 400,000 people packed up their goods and dreams and headed out . . .

    (Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/15/19--17:54: The Book of Lismore
  • , Ireland.
    THE BOOK OF LISMORE. It is believed that the Book of Lismore was compiled in the 15th Century to commemorate the marriage of the Gaelic lord Finghin Mac Cárthaigh Riabhach, of Kilbrittain Castle, to Caitilín, daughter of the . . .

    (Colonial Era • Communications • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Woodstock, New Brunswick.
    English: This dwelling is a reminder of an era when small towns produced more of their own food. Built by local carpenter James McLean for his family in 1890, the lot included a barn where they kept the cows which supported . . .

    (Notable Buildings) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/15/19--17:59: Right Beneath Your Feet
  • near Hagerman, Idaho.
    A trained eye, persistence - and a good deal of luck - often lead paleontologist to new fossil discoveries. New fossil localities are discovered every year. Currently Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument monitors over 600 . . .

    (Paleontology) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 09/15/19--18:05: Carronade
  • , Mexico.
    Carronada Descripcion Pieza corta de artillería naval que tuvo su apogeo a finales del siglo XVIII, construida en bronce, cañón disenado por el General Robert Melville y fundido en Carrón (Escocia). Fue empleado por fuerzas . . .

    (Man-Made Features • Military) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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